House Passes Bill To Fund Windstorm Impact Reduction Research
|By Stevie Poole, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Texas|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
Recalling the devastation of the E5 tornado that ripped through downtown
On Monday, that bill, the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Act, was passed by in the
"These are truly natural and national disasters. This bill helps promote research that will help save lives, reduce injuries, and lessen damage from windstorms," Neugebauer said in a statement.
"As a meteorologist with over 30 years of experience with the
This marks the 16th bill 11-year political veteran Neugebauer has introduced to this congress, spokeswoman
More than just saving lives, it is meant to save money.
"We have found that
The National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program was created in 2004 and requires reauthorization for additional funding every three years, according to A-J Media archives.
The bill aims to create efficiencies and new guidelines for the program to provide more than
Already passed the financial services committee, Neugebauer hopes the house will vote on the proposed bill later this month and to have it in front of the senate by the August recess.
The current authorization for the bill expires at the end of the year, Hambleton said.
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